In January we predicted that website hacking would up-tick in 2015. That really was not much of a prediction for the year, since cyber attacks have been trending for some time. There has been much more hacking than we would have liked to have seen though.
“Here we are a year later, and looking back it’s one prediction that I wish I was not right about.” says Keith Kopinski, our quasi IT guy and Senior Art Director, “Hacking web sites is out there and we’ve seen a definite uptick like I thought we would. The best thing I can say, is at least there are steps and procedures out there that help combat some of the shenanigans.”
Sadly, cyber hacking is here to stay, and hackers have gotten much more direct with their “just because” cyber attacks. Check out a few of these statistics on cyber hacking.
- Over 30,000 websites get hacked each day
- 71% of companies admit that they fell victim to a successful cyber attack in 2014
- 25.3% of the all cyber attack techniques are unknown
- Try not to be overwhelmed by the worlds biggest data breaches
This year, we have directed several of our WordPress clients to consider using a tool called SiteLock, a website security tool to help in the prevention of hacking and cyber attacks. Having it installed may protect your site from the damage one hacker can unleash on your website.
What are our predictions for 2016? Look for some insight on our blog in January!